Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists and Behavioral/Mental Health Professionals

Grants are given for faculty training projects in geriatric medicine, dentistry, and behavioral or mental health.

The purpose of this grant program is to provide support, including fellowships, for geriatric training projects to train physicians, dentists and behavioral or mental health professionals
who plan to teach geriatric medicine, geriatric dentistry or geriatric behavioral or mental health.
Examples of Funded Projects

Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Nancy Douglas-Kersellius, Advanced Nurse Education, Branch,Division of Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 8-C26, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-6333.
Website Address

www.hrsa.gov



Program Accomplishments

In FY 07, eleven (11) competing awards were funded. In FY 08, 11 non-competing continuation awards were funded. In FY 09 an estimated 11 non-competing continuation awards will be funded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

A grant may be made to meet the cost of a project which will propose: (1) a 1-year retraining program in geriatrics for: (a) physicians who are faculty in departments of internal medicine, family medicine (including osteopathic general practice), gynecology, geriatrics, and behavioral or mental health at schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine; (b) dentists who are faculty members at schools of dentistry or at hospital departments or dentistry; and (c) behavioral or mental health professionals who are faculty members in departments of behavioral or mental health; and/or (2) a 2-year internal medicine or family medicine fellowship program providing emphasis in geriatrics which shall be designed to provide training in clinical geriatrics and geriatrics research for: (a) physicians who have completed graduate medical education programs in internal medicine, family medicine (including osteopathic general practice), behavioral or mental health, neurology, gynecology, or rehabilitation medicine; (b) dentists who have demonstrated a commitment to an academic career and who have completed postdoctoral dental training, including postdoctoral dental education programs or who have relevant advanced training or experience; and (c) behavioral or mental health professionals who have completed graduate medical education programs in behavioral or mental health.

Each project for which a grant is made must: (1) be staffed by full-time teaching physicians who have experience or training in geriatric medicine or geriatric behavioral or mental health; (2) be staffed, or enter into an agreement with an institution staffed by full-time or part-time teaching dentists who have experience or training in geriatric dentistry; (3) be staffed , or enter into an agreement with an institution staffed by full-time or part-time teaching behavioral or mental health professionals who have experience or training in geriatric behavioral or mental health; (4) be based in a graduate medical education program in internal medicine or family medicine or in a department of geriatrics or behavioral or mental health; (5) provide training in geriatrics and are exposed to the physical and mental disabilities of elderly individuals through a variety of service rotations, such as geriatric consultation services, acute care services, dental services, geriatric behavioral or mental health units, day and home care programs, rehabilitation services, extended care facilities, geriatric ambulatory care and comprehensive evaluation units, and community care programs for elderly mentally retarded individuals, and (6) provide training in geriatrics through one or both of the two training options.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Grants may be made to accredited public or private nonprofit schools of medicine, schools of osteopathic medicine, teaching hospitals, or graduate medical education programs.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Grants may be made to accredited public or private nonprofit schools of medicine, schools of osteopathic medicine, teaching hospitals, or graduate medical education programs.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Professions. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.

Award Procedures

Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from the Headquarters Office.

Deadlines

www.hrsa.gov.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 753(b); 42 U.S.C. 294, as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998; Public Law 105-392.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 4 to 6 months after receipt of applications.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

At the end of the initial project period, competing continuation applications may be submitted for up to three 3 years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project periods are for 5 years.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A Uniform summary progress report must be submitted annually.

Financial Status Reports are required within 90 days after the end of each budget period.

A final progress report and final Financial Status Report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

All records must be maintained until expiration of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain following the 3-uear period, such as those raised as a result of an audit or an on-going enforcement action, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obigations

FY 07 $5,668,968; FY 08 $6,477,197; and FY 09 est $6,429,964.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 07: Range is $300,000 to $500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Nancy Douglas-Kersellius, Advanced Nurse Education, Branch,Division of Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 8-C26, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-6333.

Headquarters Office

Grants Management Office: Rick Goodman, Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16. Health Services Branch: (301) 443-2385; Research and Training Branch: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch: (301) 443-3288.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All applications will be evaluated by peer reviewers to determine the extent to which the applicant documents the following criteria: (1) Need; (2) Response; (3) Evaluative Measures; (4) Impact (Curriculum/Proposed Training and Recruitment Plan); (5) Resources/Capabilities; and (6) Support Requested.



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